Kevin A. Willey, 54, of Bristol, died unexpectedly as a result of a motorcycle accident in Waldoboro on Oct. 5. He was born July 20, 1963 in Rockland to Russell L. Willey Jr. and Gloria Colpritt-Willey. Kevin grew up in Tenants Harbor and attended local schools.
He began fishing at a very young age, and worked as a commercial fisherman for the rest of his life. He worked as merchant marine for a couple of years and then went back to commercial fishing in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and Alaska. He felt at home on the sea, the sea was in his blood. He loved building nets and mending them as a twine man.
Kevin lived his life the way he wanted. He was a friend to all. He was a kind and authentic Mainer who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He enjoyed going to Celtic games and concerts with his longtime companion, Storm Hildebrandt. He loved his big kitty, “Little Boy.”
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, snowmobiling in Madawaska, story-telling, motorcycling and going on trips with Storm. He was such a happy go lucky man who enjoyed many hobbies. His grandson, Thomas loved calling him Grandpa Willey – he took such pride in being a grandfather. To know Kevin was to love Kevin.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Russell Willey; sister, Helene Davis; and cat, Block.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Storm Hildebrandt of Bristol; daughter, Hannah Willey and companion Tom Testaverde of Gloucester, Mass.; grandson, Thomas Testaverde of Gloucester, Mass.; sisters, Tammy Willey and companion Stephen Adams of Tenants Harbor, and Jill Ross of Warren; brothers, Ronald Davis and wife Thea of Rochester, N.H.; Trever Davis of Tenants Harbor, and Tim Ward of Augusta; and step-father, Melvin Davis of Tenants Harbor.
A service to celebrate Kevin’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Sat., Oct. 14 at the Broad Bay Congregational Church, 941 Main St., Waldoboro. A reception will immediately follow the service at the American Legion, 524 Waldoboro Rd., Damariscotta.
Should friends desire, contributions may mailed to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556. For questions about your gift to LCAS, call 207-449-1366 ext. 2 or email email@example.com.
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Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Tribute Center, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.